Dom. La Garrigue Cuvee de l’Hostellerie Vacqueyras 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $23.99 $21.99
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Item No. 119247
  • RP94
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is very powerful while remaining well-suited to the feminine palate because of its supple mouthfeel. It is well matched to red meat, game and cheese.

75% Grenache
25% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"The opaque purple-colored 2009 Vacqueyras Cuvee de l’Hostellerie (75% Grenache and 25% Syrah aged in concrete) possesses high tannins, massive concentration and a more modern style. Despite the fact that Bernard told me no new oak was used, the wine smelled like some was present. Perhaps one of the foudres was replaced and hence the subtle impression of new oak in the background. This cuvee boasts huge fruit, density and richness. It will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age and last for 10-15 years.

Rating: 90-94"
94 Points

Learn About Dom. La Garrigue Map ItMap It

Domaine de la Garrigue is one of the oldest estates in the southern Rhone Valley region and is owned by the Bernard family. The family owns one of the most famous restaurants and inns in the area called Les Florets which is located on the hillside facing the Dentelles in Gigondas. Fashioning some of the most beautiful bottlings of Vacqueyras, Eric Solomon worked with the...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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